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Small shadow below the feet of every character ?

Mar 12, 2014, 14:43 (This post was last modified: Mar 12, 2014 14:43 by Boblebad.)
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Small shadow below the feet of every character ?
Hi

I'm looking for a plugin/script that can do this.

I know it can be done by drawing a small "shadow" manually under one character, and then copy it to the other characters, but i don't need the light, so it cannot be done with a light plugin.

It's a small shadow below the feet of every character.

Is there any way to do this automatically ?

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Mar 12, 2014, 15:04
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RE: Small shadow below the feet of every character ?
Not likely unless you have a good algorithm to find the feet of your characters. Because if you designate them by hand, you can as well do the shadow yourself (just a touch-up with a low opacity brush or the airbrush in a layer under the characters).

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Mar 12, 2014, 16:38
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RE: Small shadow below the feet of every character ?
Thanks for your reply ofnuts Smile

Ok, then i just need to do it "by hand" again ;-)

Here's a video tutorial that shows how to make a chrome text with shadows.

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Mar 12, 2014, 21:27
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RE: Small shadow below the feet of every character ?
Ah, these "characters" Smile

- Duplicate the text layer
- Crop a small band at the bottom of the characters
- Layer>Layer to image size
- Filters>Blur>Gaussian blur (you can blur more heavily horizontally (below: H:40, V:20)
- Position the shadows

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Mar 12, 2014, 21:43
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RE: Small shadow below the feet of every character ?
That was a great trick Smile

Just have a little problem with the cropping, it crops the whole image, not just the selected layer ?
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Mar 12, 2014, 22:07
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RE: Small shadow below the feet of every character ?
(Mar 12, 2014 21:43)Boblebad Wrote:  That was a great trick Smile

Just have a little problem with the cropping, it crops the whole image, not just the selected layer ?
Hi Carsten,
See image.


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Mar 12, 2014, 22:20
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RE: Small shadow below the feet of every character ?
You can also use a rectangle selection, and then "Layer>Crop to selection". Or invert the selection and [delete]. What is important is to have the bottom of the characters, with enough margin to accommodate the blur (hence the "Layer to image size").

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Mar 13, 2014, 05:35 (This post was last modified: Mar 13, 2014 05:37 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Small shadow below the feet of every character ?
I believe I found a semi-automatic way to add a circular shadow to a person Smile

First select your person & make it its own layer with a transparent background(checkered board)
Then go to

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"Filter > Light & Shadow..."
Use the below settings (adjust opacity slider in the filter more or less if its too dark/light)
   

It may expand your canvas some, if everything is in place, just crop the final image when you're done.

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Mar 13, 2014, 19:21
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RE: Small shadow below the feet of every character ?
Thanks for the replies Smile

I found out that i could just make a selection, and then copy/paste and create on new layer, and then adjust to image size Smile

It's a good quick way of doing this, and the shadows in size match the characters Smile

When i'm done, i'll post the result Smile

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